Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Scientists want to turn your old sandwich into an indestructible wonder material

Your food waste could be used to make tougher solar panels, better batteries, sustainable condoms, and more.

Since Keystone is stalled out ...

TransCanada has big new plans for moving oil around, and you won’t like them

The company behind the long-stalled Keystone project wants to build a big new cross-border pipeline and get into the oil-train business.

Living

Auto-flush toilets just don’t know when to quit

Mall toilets can't tell a butt from a "but I'm not finished yet!"

Climate & Energy

Why are we yelling at utilities and not their regulators?

Clean energy advocates often rage against the behavior of power utilities. It's time to look beyond them to the regulators who shape their decisions.

Climate & Energy

Coal-country states declare war on Obama’s climate rules

ALEC is helping local lawmakers fight the Clean Power Plan.

Living

Meet the last 3 millennials who don’t have smartphones

Can three young, tech-savvy writers pull off a tweetstorm on their antiquated clamshell phones? Find out.

Climate & Energy

Natural gas drilling is causing earthquakes in Europe too

Shell and ExxonMobil ignored for decades that drilling in Europe’s largest gas field was triggering quakes.

Ya burnt!

Baltimore youth get another big win in fight against incinerator

A Baltimore County committee voted to end its contract with the company planning to build a waste-to-energy facility.

Messpresso

Are all K-Cup-style coffeemakers totally terrible?

A reader wonders whether single-serving coffee can be green. Umbra brews up an answer.

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